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Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« on: October 05, 2020, 08:06:10 PM »
What smartwatch would be the best option for a Samsung phone?
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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 08:25:10 PM »
Prob a Samsung smart watch

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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2020, 09:02:30 PM »
Prob a Samsung smart watch
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Watch active 2 would be my recommendation.
The active (1) if your on a low budget.

Unless your looking for more of a fitness tracker type of watch

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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2020, 09:24:21 PM »
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Watch active 2 would be my recommendation.
The active (1) if your on a low budget.

Unless your looking for more of a fitness tracker type of watch
What's the difference between Galaxy Watch & Galaxy watch active?
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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2020, 09:29:34 PM »
What's the difference between Galaxy Watch & Galaxy watch active?
In regards to looks, GIYF.
But overall the galaxy watch and the new Galaxy watch 3 are both the more expensive lineup. I personally like the active better but that's a matter of taste.

More importantly, what are you planning on using it for?

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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2020, 09:52:55 PM »
What smartwatch would be the best option for a Samsung phone?
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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2020, 09:56:55 AM »
Is there any other brand than Samsung that you recommend? I ve seen a lot of good smartwatch in Aliexpress. Have you tried one?

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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2020, 04:10:49 PM »
Is there any other brand than Samsung that you recommend? I ve seen a lot of good smartwatch in Aliexpress. Have you tried one?

Those are contradicting words to me ;D
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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2020, 07:18:52 PM »
Those are contradicting words to me ;D
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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2020, 07:56:59 PM »
Anyone have a fitbit versa? Are they any good?
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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2020, 08:26:00 PM »
Anyone have a fitbit versa? Are they any good?
I picked up one up this past summer despite feeling it would be a waste of money. I still have it on my wrist now.

The features are very useful when working properly but syncing with your phone is a mess.

The fitness tracking is pretty useful but only makes a difference if you excersize regularly. If you jog, bike outdoors you'd probably want a Garmin watch with built in GPS so you can leave your phone behind or even an Apple watch or Samsung so you can listen to music.

The coach app which is basically a workout app on your wrist is great as it vibrates when it's time to move on to the next step. Unless you pay $10/month for premium it will be limited to 3 workouts,  chosen by the FitBit app based on their judgement of your fitness level. Periodically refreshes when syncing with app to new workouts. An apple watch with their new fitness program would be better for this esp if your willing to pay the monthly fee.

Notifications on your wrist are very convenient when driving, meetings, etc but often stop working.
You can not really reply from your wrist.

The main problem is that the app is broken. Not malfunctioning, not buggy just broken.
Many features require syncing which is basically impossible. You need to force close the app, toggle bluetooth, restart your phone, log out of your account, reinstall the app to have any hope of a successful sync and even after following all the steps above you usually need to wait 2 or 3 days for a successful sync.  Read the FitBit support forums as well their reddit for countless stories of people being told by tech support that they need to factory reset their fitbit (deleting all your fitness history.)
The android app (on Galaxy s8+) has only worked for me once or twice, right after setting up the watch while the iphone app manages to sync about once a week. They blame it on Samsungs power management software limiting the bluetooth battery consumption.
If you try installing any third party apps the watch will prob not sync until you uninstall them.


I still wear it every day but basically use it as a pedometer with pulse sensor to help me gauge how hard I'm working while exercising.

Feel free to ask any specific questions.
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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2020, 04:54:09 PM »
I have the new galaxy fit, i got it with the 200$ credit i got for pre-ordering the note 20.  I can say it is almost useless.  Total waste of time.  Bixby is terrible, if there was google assistant it'd be better.  navigation awful, no google maps, the built in nav is horrid.  Even voice notes are insanely difficult to deal with.  No whatsapp which is also a bad oversight.

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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2020, 03:31:09 PM »
So.... Apple watch cellular is the only option left for an android user?
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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2020, 07:59:35 PM »
So.... Apple watch cellular is the only option left for an android user?
Galaxy watch active / 2

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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2020, 02:06:18 AM »
Galaxy watch active / 2
Is the active 2 better than the fit?
I have the new galaxy fit, i got it with the 200$ credit i got for pre-ordering the note 20.  I can say it is almost useless.  Total waste of time.  Bixby is terrible, if there was google assistant it'd be better.  navigation awful, no google maps, the built in nav is horrid.  Even voice notes are insanely difficult to deal with.  No whatsapp which is also a bad oversight.
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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2020, 04:22:26 AM »
Is the active 2 better than the fit?
It's the best non apple smartwatch that I know of unless you prefer the watch 3 (it's even smoother if you own a samsung)


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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2021, 10:19:12 AM »
Prime Day has many samsung smartwatches for sale.  any recommendations?
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Re: Best Smartwatch (besides Apple)
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2021, 10:33:23 AM »
Prime Day has many samsung smartwatches for sale.  any recommendations?
To wait for their next google collaborated one?